Keto Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Bites
Pizza is my husbands favorite food. Now that we are living a Ketogenic lifestyle, Pizza is something that we have missed big time. Of course there are ways to make low carb versions of Pizza such as Fat Head Pizza and cauliflower crust pizza, but none of these recipes really filled that pizza sized void in our hearts. They’re just not the same. Good, but not the same.
It’s hard to duplicate the simple, yet so complicated food that is pizza. It really is so majestic.
If you still haven’t perfected your pizza-replacement recipe, I have good news! These pizza bites are the perfect replacement! They are a HUGE hit with everyone that has tried them!
I honestly wasn’t exactly sure how these were going to turn out (because… pizza in a muffin pan, ya know?) but we were so shocked! They aren’t dry or hard. Instead, they are perfectly crispy around the edges and oh-so-soft on the inside. Mozzarella cheese combined with Italian seasoning made for the perfect pizza replacement!
How to Make Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Bites:
- Mix together all dry ingredients. Then blend in the milk, egg, and cheese. Mix in the chopped pepperoni.
2. Fill your mini muffin pan with the dough and bake for 12-15 minutes.
The dough is thick! Which is perfectly fine. 🙂 Just be prepared.
These are so delicious right out of the oven, but if you do end up having a little bit of will-power and save some as leftovers, store them in an airtight container. Then, when you want another, pop it in the microwave for a couple of seconds and you’ll get that same great taste and texture you did when they first came out of the oven!
These are super simple to make and are even easier to enjoy.
One of the reasons I think we liked these so much is because the almond flour was pretty much undetectable. Don’t get me wrong, we love cooking and baking with almond flour now, but sometimes “almond” just isn’t the best complimentary flavor. I mean, when is the last time you orderd a pizza with almonds as a topping? (Hopefully never!)
Luckily, you really can not taste the almond flour in these pizza bites at all! Instead of tasting almond, you’ll be enjoying the savory flavor of pepperoni, mozzarella, parmesan, and italian seasoning!
Pro Tip #1 Key Ingredient
Just like in our chocolate chip cookie recipe, Xanthan Gum is the MVP here. Xanthan Gum isn’t absolutely required, but since it acts as a sort of binding agent, it does help to hold these pizza bites together and give them an authentic pizza consistency.
Pro Tip #2 The Dipping Sauce
We love Rao’s! When we were just starting to eat low carb, this was one of the first products we fell in love with. We use their marinara sauce for so many things. It’s so good! Sure, there are cheaper options, but Rao’s is worth the price so we go with them every time. Not only does it taste authentic and great, but the macro nutrients are excellent! And at only 2 net carbs per serving (compared to other brands with 2-3x that and plenty of added sugar) Rao’s is a no-brainer for us!
Must-Haves For Recipe:
- Rao’s Homemade Sauce – Everyone loves a good dipping sauce! this low carb sauce does not dissapoint!
- Xanthan gum – Like I said earlier, this help keep ingrains together and adds consistency and texture to these.
- Almond flour – You need this for your low carb dough!
- Mini Muffin Pan – In order to make these keto pizza bites, you will need a mini muffin pan to bake them in! This Wilton Perfect Results Non-Stick pan is PERFECT for these pizza bites.
More Keto Pizza Options That You Will Love
If Pizza is your thing (and honestly, I really hope it is!), we have some more really great options for you to enjoy! All of these Pizza recipes are super simple to make and taste amazing!
Nutrition (per muffin) 22 Servings
Calories: 70.3 | Fat: 5.9g | Carbs: 1.14 | Fiber: 0.59 | Protein: 3.3g | Net Carbs: 0.6g
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22 Pizza Muffins
|1 cup almond flour
|1/2 tsp baking powder
|1/2 tsp xanthan gum
|1 tsp italian seasoning
|1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream + 1/4 cup water
|1 large egg
|1/2 cup mozzarella
|1/4 cup parmesan cheese
|1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, baking powder, xanthan gum & Italian seasoning.
Mix in the milk, egg & cheese.
Add in diced pepperoni until well blended in to the mix.
Grease mini muffin pan and fill 3/4 full with batter.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown around edges.
Enjoy warm with marinara sauce for dipping, if desired.
- These would also taste great with bacon or sausage pieces.
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream + 1/4 cup water replaces milk. If you prefer milk, then you can use 1/2 cup milk.
- These only took about 12 minutes to cook in a mini muffin pan. If want to use a standard muffin pan, you will want to bake them about 17 minutes.